Heart Was Ecstatic

There was this chill in wind, you were also in mind
Heart was ecstatic, tinged with despondency of a kind

This chat half way through night, this moon full and bright
Along with the mid summer moon, your beauty was defined

Beloved was watching me, with a stealthy look
Time at last once stood still, leaving all behind

Now with a bit of hindsight, we know it wasn’t easy
When we didn’t find beloved, we were in a bit of a bind

I was in search on my beloved, though it was a vain search
My efforts not to besmirch, my longing was undefined

Evening breeze, not at ease, is inquiring beloved’s abode
O wafting wind of beloved’s mode, for goodness sake find…

– Parveen Shakir

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